Posted in Random babblings, Up North

Home again, home again.

I am home now. Which is very nice. But not. Because I don’t want home to be here. This trip, coming home was harder than normal for me. I don’t know how to explain it, but something changed, and my desire to move up there has changed – deepened, and become more realistic. I can honestly say it pained me to leave. We did look at two homes for sale up there, but one was absolutely out of the question after thinking on it. It was 80 acres, which was very nice, but the house, barn and sheds would have to be torn down – there was hardly anyway to redo them. Plus the house was so tiny. I mean so so tiny. It was a kitchen, a living room, and a little off room, which looked to be a bedroom at one point but was opened up. Anyway, then there was an upstairs that we didn’t even dare ascending the stairs…
The barn was an old one. Which would’ve been so lovely if it were fixable. And Dad said there was a slight chance for that to happen, but it’d be slim. We can’t really go through the whole process again – it has taken us nine years to get our house into the shape it’s in.
The second house is still in consideration actually. The price is more than decent, there is 22 acres, and room for pasture land, it’s in the town we so badly want to live in, and it’s on a dead-end road, that goes onto a paved road that is quiet. But…the house would also have to be torn down most likely. There is think/high black mold in the basement, and so it would have traveled upstairs as well. Plus the home is a split-level, which is not something we want. The land was gorgeous though…Again, this is still in consideration and most importantly prayers.

Our trip in general, was wonderful. I was out of it for most of the trip, but that’s okay. I couldn’t focus often…I believe that was due to lack of sleep for so many nights. I had to sleep on the floor, which did a number on my back, and kept me from much sleep. But it was fine. I could’ve changed that – but by the time we figured out a better arrangement, there was only like two nights left, and I did not want to blow up the freaking blow-up mattress for two nights.
We went up on Wednesday, and Dallas and David came up on Thursday – late. Like at 9:00pm.
On Friday, we went to the Aquarium for Noah’s birthday, which was lots of fun. I felt like I was five again or something :D Yes, I played with the boats on the Lake-table. It was great fun. And I figured, if a 26-year-old guy can do it, than so can I. David and I ‘played’ with the boats and such more than anyone else…
The green screen was a hoot as well. We all got involved with that one – even Dad. It was really a fun day. We got to watch the Otters play and get fed, which was grand. I touched a Stingray, talked to a magpie (whom I named as well), fed some ugly fish, and all that good stuff. We were there from..10:20am till like 2:45pm. We took like 45 minutes there to go eat lunch though.

Saturday we went into Duluth again, went to the Dollar Tree (by Noah’s request. It was her birthday after all.) She wanted some balloons. I got some cute stickers, a writing pad, and a bouncy-ball that has the world on it.

We arrived home yesterday, late afternoon, around 3:20pm. Mum and I had like 30 minutes before we left again, this time for town – for the first practice of the yearly Easter Choir thing. I was so exhausted, physically, mentally and emotionally.
Then we got home an hour and a half or so later, I checked my emails, did my chores, came in and finally took a shower. Oh that was nice. The shower up at my grandparents is so ridiculously tiny. And I’m a short person. I don’t know how every body else manages it. I skipped out on a shower while I was up there, and just took one when I got home. My hair was so icky and oily/greasy Saturday-Sunday. I did take a shower once while I was up there, and my hair was still a mess – snarls, and all that good stuff. Plus it was on the ‘fluffier’ side, which is oft untamable..

Oh and I didn’t get to see my (yes, my) Lake Superior. :( Well, I got to see it out of the Aquarium window…but that was it, which is very sad. Just wanted y’all to know that.

Okay, well I shall depart now, and leave you with a long post :P

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Posted in animals, Random babblings, Up North

Happy Valentine’s Day XP

D’ya got a sweet-heart you’re going to spend the day with? D’ya have any plans for the day?
I do. Packing, and cleaning a guinea pig cage, or two, as well as a litter-box, (oh joy) and possibly a date. With the movie “Persuasion” :D And then Noah’s got a piano lesson this afternoon, and we’ll have some more stops to make, as I need lettuce for the time being that we’ll be gone, as well as other things. Then I get to come home and pack bags of lettuce and hay/carrots. Lovely way to spend the day huh?
But silly me. I have not said where it is that I’ll be gone to. Though I’m sure you can guess. :)
Yes. We are finally going up to Duluth. I am looking forward to it so much. And it will be a long visit. Five days. Though really, four days and an evening. Oh I am so glad we’re finally getting to go! It was November last time we were up there. We shall be going to an Aquarium up there on Friday, for Noah’s birthday (though her b-day isn’t till Saturday) and it shall be grand, I’m sure. David and Dallas are coming up as well, but not till Thursday. Our friend, Brenda will be here taking care of all our (erm…my) animals.

Now more on the tune of Valentine’s day. If I still had it, I’d dig out my card I got so many years back from a Secret Admirer. Yes, I have in fact received one or two of those in my life-time. :D I never did find out who that card was from, but I have a guess.
I wish I could get what I got last year on Valentine’s day….my “Knights of Arrethtrae” books. But that is highly unlikely ;)

Have you ever had a dream that was so real-like and wonderful at the time being, you wish it were real? And could actually happen? I had one of those last night. It was grand, yet waking up I came back to my senses and knew that would most likely never happen. And if it did, I’m not sure I’d want it. *sigh* Dreams are as much as an enigma as guys sometimes. XP Haha.
As for right now, I am still pretending I live in that dream, and am living in the moment by listening to first “Vanilla Twilight” and then “Deer in the Headlight” by Owl City. Oh please do not scream. I know. I have talked to myself many a time on the subject. Why in the world am I listening to Owl City? *whispers* I like it. Oh well.

Let me remind ye, I am human. Why should I remind you? Because I just felt it needed to reminding. And now I shall stop confusing you will off-subject sentences.

Well, I hope you have a most wonderful Valentine’s day! May Jesus be your sweet-heart always <3

Posted in Pictures, Random babblings

Pickatures

I’ve some photo’s so share with ye all. By Mary Beth’s request, a couple photo’s of the dress I mentioned in previous post. :) And then just some other random photos.
And just to say, the couple photo’s of me in my dress (when it’s obvious I’m not taking the picture) aren’t the greatest quality, but it’s pretty good for a 8-almost 9 year old :D

Okay, so those are the dress. :)
On Monday, I think it was, I received a parcel in the mail, from my dear friend in Italy. She sent an adorable baby-outfit and bibs for Liam, which I thought was sooo sweet. The bibs are embroidered, and one has his name on it. She also sent me a cross pendant (which she has a matching one in blue) and two lovely bracelets. I took photo’s of them, and thought I’d share:

And now how about a photo that might just make you laugh? The following photo is of me (duh) in my going-out-side-garb. Well, the Plaid Flannel shirt and extraordinary pink hat. I just happened to being wearing a pink skirt and scarf that day (it was for church).

I'm a loverly pink lumber-jack.

:D I don’t find anything wrong with it, but Mum thought it craic, so snapped a photo >.<

Yesterday, Mum and I watched "Jane Eyre" for the first time. The older one. I actually really liked it…
Well, I'm sure I could think of more things to write about, but I'll just leave it at that. But before I go, I shall leave you with one last photo. Have you ever heard of Light Brite? Surely you have. Noah has one, and a few days back, she made a wonderful picture with them. It's quite impressive.


(It’s a knight on his horse with a sword! Love it.)

Posted in Blades, Random babblings

Picture This

It’s a little before dark (around 4-5), it’s foggy out, and getting foggy-er as the evening wares on, I’m outside in my pj-pants that have penguins on them, and one pant leg is ripped up to below the knee, the shoes I have on have holes at the toes, and my tomahawk that I am throwing, it’s handle is electrical-taped. That is how I spent my evening. It was enjoyable. despite my not being able to feel my toes pretty soon. I was having a grand time, with the tomahawk being obliging, sticking almost every time.
It was very quiet out there, which was very nice. The TV has been on almost constantly lately, because sickness is flying through the house again, and movies are being played while the sickees are in bed. Thankfully the icky part of the bug is slowly fading. Mum had the flu quite bad, but now she is on the mend, just very tired and weak. I’ve still got a cold, which I’ve had for like a week – the cough lingers – and now Dad’s got the cold :P We’re still alive, so praise the Lord :D

I also got the thrill of wearing a lovely prom-like dress yesterday, that fit me perfectly according to Mum, all while holding my stunning sword. The dress is a deep purple, the sleeves are like the sleeves of a thick tank-top, and the bodice has lovely fabric work design, like flowers almost. It’s long, reaches the floor, goes out a bit in the back. It also has a sheer, see through matching purple ‘shawl’, cover up thing…not sure how to explain it. We’ve had this dress for quite a while, and I’ve worn it for like tea parties and whatever, but really, there’s no where else to wear it :P It was fun trying it on yesterday though… holding my sword no less. That was amazing…